For questions specific to Windows XP. Use [windows] instead for questions involving Windows in general.
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- The name "XP" is short for "eXPerience."
- During development, the project was codenamed "Whistler", after Whistler, British Columbia, as many Microsoft employees skied at the Whistler-Blackcomb ski resort.
Three service packs were released for Windows XP, containing various bug fixes and the addition of certain features. Each service pack is a superset of all previous service packs and patches so that only the latest service pack needs to be installed, and also includes new revisions.
Service Pack 1
Service Pack 2
Service Pack 3